The M.S in Publishing blog would like to officially welcome and introduce you to the Graduate Assistants and Student Aides for the 2012-2013 academic year. Learn more about your classmates and their positions within the department.
Student Aide, Publishing Office
I graduated from Pace University, Pleasantville in May of 2012, with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications, and a minor in Creative Writing. I’m very proud to say that at Commencement, I was given the highest honor awarded to a graduating senior, the Trustee Award. During my undergraduate education, I was the editor of the Honors College newsletter, SCHOLASTICA, and contributor to VOX Literary & Arts magazine. I have held three internship positions, two within the publishing at The Association of American Publishers and Nancy Yost Literary Agency. I am still undecided as to whether I would like to work in magazine or book publishing, but am very interested in the editorial, publicity and marketing fields. Ultimately, I would like to become a novelist and children’s author.
Graduate Assistant, Pace Press
I graduated from Ramapo College with a BA in Communication Arts concentrating my studies in writing. I have had many great internship experiences working for TWIST Magazine, Nickelodeon, Cosmopolitan, and now Pace University Press. My internships have opened up my career interests to include editorial, production, design, and marketing in both books and magazines. I also have a lot of interest in digital aspects of publishing.
Graduate Assistant, Pace Press
My name is Trey Prothro, and I’m originally from St. Louis, Missouri. In May 2011, I graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism in Magazine Editing from the University of Missouri at Columbia. While in undergrad, I had the opportunity to work as a staff reporter for the Columbia Missourian, staff writer and section editor for Vox magazine, editorial intern at ALIVE Magazine (a monthly lifestyle publication in St. Louis), and TIWIMUTA magazine (an annual art fashion magazine published by Andre Walker and based in New York City). My publishing passion is with magazines. Although most of my experience and background is on the editorial side of publishing, I would like to learn more about the business aspects of publishing to be an overall more strategic publisher in the future. I’m new to the city, and this is my first semester in the M.S. Publishing program. I’m beyond excited to be here!
I graduated from Zhe Jiang Gong Shang University in 2010, and my undergraduate major was editing and publishing. I am interested in book publishing, copyright, digital publishing and magazine as well.
Graduate Assistant, Lab
Jenna Vaccaro graduated from American University in Washington, DC in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society. In college she interned with the publication The Humanist, a magazine for critical social inquiry. Jenna spent 4 years working at the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art as a publications and events assistant, working on exhibition catalogs and the scholarly journal Ars Orientalis. Jenna is interested in working with current events and pop culture, news-based publications, and science-fiction. In her spare time, she plays guitar and plans vacations.